Dominican Tourism Cabinet reaches agreement between taxi drivers and Uber

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Dominican Tourism Cabinet reaches agreement between taxi drivers and Uber
Source: Twitter @DavidColladoM
November 24, 2021

The director of the National Institute of Traffic and Land Transportation (INTRANT), Rafael Arias, highlighted the importance of the agreement and stated that all registrations will be carried out through his institution


Tourism Minister David Collado announced on Tuesday a definitive agreement between tourist taxis and the UBER platform to operate in the country's tourist destinations, thus ending an old conflict.

The agreement was made official after a meeting of several hours between the taxi unions, representatives of UBER and ASONAHORES, with the mediation of Minister Collado and the executive director of the National Institute of Traffic and Land Transportation (INTRANT), Rafael Arias.

The Minister of Tourism described the agreement as "transcendental" and said that thanks to the government's management, the understanding was imposed.

"With this step, the problems and incidents in the eastern part of the country are over. Today the Dominican Republic is taking a step forward towards progress, consensus and dialogue, which is what the taxi drivers and the Uber company have done," he said. Collado when announcing the deal.

He reported that as part of the agreement some 4,500 taxi drivers will be part of the Uber platform in the East region and the other tourist centers of the country.

The director of public policies Uber for Central America, the Caribbean and Andean countries, Silvia Alvarado, expressed her satisfaction with the agreement with the taxi drivers.

The president of the Confederation of Tourist Taxis, Santiago Zamora, said that, with the agreement, the impasses that were registered in the destinations "are a thing of the past."

The director of the National Institute of Transit and Land Transportation (INTRANT), Rafael Arias, highlighted the importance of the agreement and stated that all registrations will be carried out through his institution.

"Uber taxi drivers must also register with INTRANT," he emphasized.

For the president of the National Association of Hotels and Tourism, Rafael Blanco, with the agreement between Uber and taxi drivers, tourism and the country win.

He said that this shows the capacity for dialogue that exists in the country for the well-being of tourism, which generates more than 500 thousand jobs.

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